Milton Keynes school with more than 400 students already self-isolating forced to close
A Milton Keynes school has had to close for a week due to staff shortages brought on by the effects of Covid-19
St Paul's Catholic School sent out a letter to parents saying that the entire school will be closed this week from Monday (November 23) to Friday (November 27) due to not having enough members of staff to 'open safely'.
Head teacher Mrs Jo-Anne Hoarty said: "We have worked incredibly hard to to ensure that we can remain open but it just isn't possible. St. Paul’s continues to do everything possible to keep our community safe.
"We pray for the swift recovery of the pupils and staff who have tested positive. They remain in our thoughts and prayers."
The school is set to reopen on Monday, November 30.
This news comes after the school has recently had 29 people test positive for the virus, which led to 464 students being forced to self-isolate.